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Police investigating third Tunbridge blaze


Thursday, April 25, 2019

TUNBRIDGE — Vermont police and fire officials are investigating the third suspicious fire in 11 days in Tunbridge.

An individual set a car on fire early Thursday morning at a home on Kelsey Mountain Road, Vermont State Police said in a news release.

If it wasn’t for the quick actions of the homeowner and a neighbor, the nearby home may have gone up in flames, the release said. Inside the home, owned by Sonja and Mark Barter, were several children.

The vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, was a total loss, estimated at about $10,000. The fire started around 5:15 a.m. 

It was the second suspicious fire this week, and the third since April 14.

Early on Tuesday morning, someone set fire to a home and garage on Gage Hill Road, and late at night on Sunday, April 14, someone set fire to a car near the intersection of Falls Hill Road and Howe Lane.

Authorities are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call police at 802-722-4600. Rewards are being offered.